A poignant, evocative, and wonderfully gossipy account of the two sisters who represented style and class above all elseJackie Kennedy Onassis and Lee Radziwillfrom the authors of Furious Love.When sixty-four-year-old Jackie Kennedy Onassis died in her Fifth Avenue apartment, her younger sister Lee wept inconsolably. Then Jackies thirty-eight-page will was read. Lee discovered that substantial cash bequests were left to family members, friends, and employeesbut nothing to her. "I have made no provision in this my Will for my sister, Lee B. Radziwill, for whom I have great affection, because I have already done so during my lifetime," read Jackies final testament. Drawing on the authors candid interviews with Lee Radziwill, The Fabulous Bouvier Sisters explores their complicated relationship, placing them at the center of twentieth-century fashion, design, and style.In life, Jackie and Lee were alike in so many ways. Both women had a keen eye for beautyin fashion, design, painting, musi...
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The Fabulous Bouvier Sisters Reviews
I originally read this in July, then lost my first review when I went to post it. So this is just what I could remember. I found this to be very much to my liking for the most part, as I’ve always enjoyed reading about Jackie and wanted to know more about her family and her sister Lee. This book provided that and quite well. During their heyday these two ladies were always fascinating as they were in the news, dressed in something noteworthy, dating someone noteworthy and usually up to something ...more
This is a very readable, but not compelling, biography of Jackie Kennedy and her sister Lee Radziwell.
It is hardly the author's fault that I found these women less than admirable, but in some ways I was sorry that I read enough about them to dislike both women. Their competitiveness was the essence of this biography--and, real or imagined, it did not present either one in a very positive light.
There is no argument that they were both style icons, but their beauty, style and fame seemed to contri ...more
Interesting book on the Bouvier sisters and their relationship. I never realized how money hungry they were or how strained their relationship was. It makes you look at them in a different light.
3.25. After reading this book, I am saddened to think "fabulous" describes the external aesthetics of these women but not much else
Being a teenager growing up in the Kennedy's presidential era, I was in awe of the Bouvier Sisters. The theory of Camelot was magical; but the reality was not all as it seemed. Jackie and Lee were human, warts and all. My education of their social society without the Internet was limited to periodicals, gossip magazines, and books. The Fabulous Bouvier Sisters, is well a written book with notations, fills in the missing cracks of information for me.
Will other readers after completing this book ...more
Enjoyed reading the story.
Listened to audiobook. If you are a fan of the Kennedy era, or 20th century American history, or the lives of the rich and famous, you'll like this book.